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ISBN: 978-1-934907-09-2
Year: 2011
Trim Size: 81/2 x 11
Cover Type: Hardcover, jacketed


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Second Edition Cape Ann: A Photographic Portrait

Alan Murtagh Photographer
Sara  Day Writer

You can feel it in the soft sands of Wingaersheek Beach, hear it in the thundering waves of the Back Shore, and smell it in the crispy, salty air that permeates the region. It's the heart of a place that beats with rustic beauty. It's the heart of Cape Ann. 

Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea are the brilliant gems that make the treasure of New England sparkle. From the historic fishing industry to the creative art colonies, Cape Ann is a place like no other. And with its traditional festivals, incredible seafood, overflowing antique shops, and scenic splendor, it's no wonder the area draws thousands of visitors each year.

Photographer Alan Murtagh has been capturing the beauty of this unique place for 15 years. His images evoke the spirit of Cape Ann in a way that stirs the viewer's imagination-you not only see it, you can actually sense it.

When you come to Cape Ann, you will discover it's not just a visit, it's an experience. And when you leave here, you never really leave, because Cape Ann is a place in the heart.

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GSP, 9/20/2011
The photos are stunning and seem to capture that special Cape Ann light. It will be lovely to pick up the book from time to time and enjoy each scene.

J L, 8/7/2012
I just had to tell you that on my (sad) last day in Rockport, I bought the "Cape Ann: a Photographic Portrait" book, and it's the only thing that comforts me in my bouts of homesickness for Cape Ann. I'm about to bring it to a friend's house so she can appreciate how beautiful Cape Ann is. What a lovely book !!